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During the 1850s, crooked lumber syndicate man Beauvais tries to take over the local mill while Sequin, the sensual owner of a gambling riverboat, tries to control the heart of Mississippi lumberjack Dan Corrigan.
Kern Shafter arrives at a Dakota army post to find it commanded by his old nemesis Edward Garnett. Shafter and Garnett despise each other, and the antagonism ripens in a competition for the affections of Josephine Russell, a beautiful young woman. Garnett repeatedly attempts to diminish Shafter in Josephine's eyes, and he sends Shafter on dangerous missions, clearly hoping Shafter will not return. A scouting mission in support of General Custer's command leads both Shafter and Garnett into the most dangerous circumstance of their lives. Written by
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"OF all the cavalry posts in the world..........."
Hugh Marlowe must have felt just like Richard Blaine in Casablanca when Sergeant Ray Milland was assigned to the same post. Back in the Civil War they fought it out over a woman with Marlowe getting slashed with a saber and Milland getting busted out of the army.
But Milland's come back as an enlisted man in the 7th cavalry where Captain Marlowe is now assigned and there's Helena Carter to get the boys hormones a going'.
Fortunately this triangle story with the replacement apex is against the background of the fight at Little Big Horn. Lots of nice slam bang action make up for some of the sillier aspects of the romance.
Good Saturday afternoon western for those like me who like them.
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